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Job Title: Special Education ARD Facilitator 
Duty Days: 187
Primary Purpose:
The ARD facilitator is responsible for coordination, planning, and preparation of compliance documents for students eligible for Special Education services.
      Minimum Education/Certification
  • Meets SBEC regulations and/or district requirements
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited university
  • Valid teacher certification with required special education endorsements. preferred
  • Successful experience as a special education teacher with experience preparing ARD documents and participating in ARD meetings
  • Bilingual preferred
      Special Knowledge/Skills
  • Knowledge of federal, state, district and school procedures, regulations, and policies for the special education process
  • Experience with eSped, or other computer-based documentation system, preferred
  • Knowledge of Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) process and Individual Education Plan (IEP) goal setting process and implementation
  • Strong communication, collaboration, and facilitation skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Skill in working with computer tools, including but not limited to, email, internet, word processing and spreadsheets
  • Skill in working with and presenting to diverse populations of students, parents, and community members
  • Ability to exercise good judgement in decision-making, especially in difficult circumstances
  • In-depth knowledge of TEKS based and specialized curriculum and instructions
  • Experience in adapting and implementing curriculum to meet individual learning and behavioral needs
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
ARD Responsibilities:
  • Schedules, or assists in scheduling, Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) meetings and notifies parents of the ARD meeting, including distribution of ARD calendar to appropriate ARD Committee members in a timely fashion; notifies all appropriate school personnel of ARD meetings/ARD schedule changes
  • Coordinates and prepares paperwork for Initial ARDs, Annual ARDs, Review ARDs, and IEP amendments.
  • Works with campus Evaluation Staff member, general and special education teachers, administrators, and related service providers to gather and incorporate information in to the ARD document.
  • Ensures that federal/state timelines are met with respect to functions of ARD Committee meetings; requests for additional assessments and required timelines set by ARD Committee
  • Monitors ARD paperwork completed by campus personnel; completes and turns in ARD paperwork to official audit file within 72 established timelines.
  • Completes lists, forms, reports, and data required by the Special Education Office by due dates (e.g., transportation forms, EYS forms, October counts etc)
  • Maintain current state assessment test lists; referral lists, and referrals for related services evaluation; maintains communication among assessment, service providers, and related services personnel
  • Provides for systematic communication among special and general education personnel (with respect to ARD meetings and decisions, IEPs, accommodations needed in the general education setting, relevant instructional concerns and progress)
  • Completes applicable ARD supplements with accompanying data collected by campus staff (i.e., EYS regression data, all IEPs, BIPs, etc)
  • Attends ARD meetings as needed to document any proposed changes to the draft ARD and take deliberations.
  • Follows end of year procedures for folder exchanges, summer testing, etc
  • Maintains thorough documentation regarding any significant problems with ARD Committee procedures; attends Special Education Department staff meetings; attends relevant professional development
  • Establish and maintain open lines of communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers
  • Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members
  • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly
Professional Development
  • Participation in staff-development activities to improve job-related skills
  • Maintain understanding of and comply with federal, state, district, and school procedures, regulations, and policies for the special education process
Other Duties
  • Consult and collaboration with various campus intervention teams
  • Other duties as assigned
Equipment Used: 
  • Computer, copy machine, fax machine, files, folders, pens, pencils, paper
Working Conditions:
      Physical Demands:
      While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to
      stand, walk, sit, talk, and hear; the employee is occasionally required to reach
      with hands and arms, stoop, and kneel; the employee must occasionally lift
      and/or move materials an objects
      Environmental Demands:
      General  office environment is quiet to loud depending on the activity;
      employee is continuously interacting with the public, staff, and students; 
      employee must meet multiple demands from several people and be able to
      work effectively under pressure
Job Title: Teacher 
Wage/Hour Status: Exempt
Reports to: Principal 
Dept./School: Assigned Campus 

Primary Purpose:
Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the core academic subject area assigned to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.

Bachelor’s degree from accredited university
Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements or required training for subject and level assigned
Demonstrated competency in the core academic subject area assigned

Special Knowledge/Skills:
Knowledge of core academic subject assigned
General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

At least one year student teaching or approved internship

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Instructional Strategies
1. Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of district’s curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required.
2. Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in student learning styles.
3. Present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.
4. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
5. Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan instructional activities.
6. Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
7. Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
8. Plan and supervise assignments of teacher aide(s) and volunteer(s).
9. Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.

Student Growth and Development
10. Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
11. Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
12. Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal.
13. Be a positive role model for students, support mission of school district.

Classroom Management and Organization
14. Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
15. Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
16. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
17. Assist in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.

18. Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.
19. Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
20. Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly. 
Professional Growth and Development
21. Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
22. Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers
23. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
24. Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervise assigned teacher aide(s).
Working Conditions:
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Maintain emotional control under stress
Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing
Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment
Copperas Cove ISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, or age in its programs, activities or employment practices.  For inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies, contact: Director of Human Resources, (254) 547-4460, 408 S Main Street, Copperas Cove, TX 76522.